Another top weekend of Premier League football, here's my top 10.
1. Man Utd-Chelsea, a good game?
United opening the scoring definitely made it a better game, as these kinds of games can be very cagey and conservative affairs. However, this game had plenty in it; poor goalkeeping and defending on the part of Man Utd looks to be the reason why they aren’t two points better off right now. No win in three games for the Red Devils. Chelsea make the top two.
2. Tricky game?
Defiant Arsenal go to Bolton and win comprehensively to go two points clear at the top of the league. Great displays from Denilson, Song, and Adebayor, coupled with the game-breaking speed of Theo Walcott proved too much for the Wanderers this time, after a good first 15 minutes.
3. Gianfranco Zola
Could not have wished for a better start to life as West Ham manager as he watched his side cruise to a 3-1 win over Newcastle. An outstanding performance from David Di Michele—with two goals and a somewhat questionable assist—wins the points for a happy again Hammers team.
4. David James
The 'keeper had a day to forget on Sunday as Man City thumped Portsmouth 6-0. Jo and Robinho scored for the Citizens with rookie Ched Evans also getting on the scoresheet.
5. Liverpool fans
Those at Anfield will feel the Reds should be top after Steven Gerrard had a goal mysteriously ruled out in their clash with Stoke City, but the Potters deserve great credit for holding on thereafter, throwing bodies in front of the ball and even faces! (now that’s commitment). A point away at Anfield is a great result for Hull who would have probably thinking, “lets keep it below 5 guys”.
6. Aston Villa enjoy good week
Villa completed a great seven days with a 2-1 win over rivals West Brom at The Hawthorns, to leave Tony Mowbray's men languishing fourth from bottom. West Brom did , however, make it difficult for Villa.
7. It isn’t getting better for Newcastle
A 3-1 loss to West Ham, talks of a possible takeover from a Nigerian consortium. Is this really what the Toon wanted?
8. Tottenham's woes go on
Spurs continue to lie in the pit of the division's basement following a capital 0-0 draw with Wigan. Ramos' new-look side are clearly still in the midst of transition, while Latics boss Steve Bruce will be delighted with another handy point. At least Spurs kept a clean sheet!
9. Hull are seventh
After their encouraging start to the season continued with a 2-2 draw against Everton the Tigers stayed in the top half of the league, although Phil Brown will be disappointed that his men let a two-goal lead slip.
10. And finally Sunderland beat Middlesbrough
The Black Cats triumphed 2-0 in a dramatic derby on Saturday. Boro squandered a glorious chance as Stewart Downing missed his second penalty of the season, before Michael Chopra struck twice in the last ten minutes for the improving Black Cats.